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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 6 November 2014

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Questions (112)

Robert Troy


112. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Defence his plans for the future use of Columb Barracks, Mullingar, County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42690/14]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

As I have previously outlined in the House the former barracks in Mullingar is currently used by Westmeath GAA Board under a short term licence. The former barracks is also currently used by An Garda Síochána and the Customs Service for training purposes and it is intended that these arrangements will remain in place. A number of other organisations and individuals have also made enquiries/suggestions in the recent past as to the possible use of the barracks and these are being looked at in the context of an overall plan for the barracks under a long term lease with Westmeath GAA Board. I expect that these arrangements will be finalised over the coming weeks.